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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 400
  • Gross Revenues: $268,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 400 attorneys and is the 113th largest firm in the United States.  With $268,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 119th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, London, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 119 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Student Nurse's Civil Rights Lawsuit Gets Green Light

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 23, 2014

A private hospital and a public university could face millions of dollars in damages since a nursing student won summary judgment on her civil rights claim after she was tossed out of her graduate program for refusing to take a drug test.

U.S. Virgin Islands Sues Buchanan Ingersoll Over Tax Issues

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : October 21, 2014

The U.S. Virgin Islands is suing Buchanan Ingersoll over allegations the law firm gave wrong advice about whether a bond issue would be tax-exempt.

Harrisburg and Lancaster Firms Looking Up, Heading South

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2014

Business for law firms in Harrisburg and Lancaster has been improving at a steady pace, but an additional opportunity has presented itself for those willing to venture south.

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Largest Law Firms

Judge OKs Trade-Secrets Claims Against Latham & Watkins

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 01, 2014

A federal judge has allowed to proceed half of the claims legal services consulting company Mattern & Associates filed in its trade-secrets case against Latham & Watkins

Pa.'s Maturing Energy Industry Leads to New Legal Work

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

As the energy industry in Pennsylvania has begun to mature, so has the legal industry supporting it, with more of the activity now centered on "midstream" work and litigation.

Court Upholds $10K Fee Lawyer Must Pay to Contest Custody

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2014

A $10,000 payment a former Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorney agreed to make every time he attempted to change his child custody agreement is enforceable, the state Superior Court has ruled, rejecting the trial court's determination that the payment was against public policy.

Morgan Lewis in Merger Talks with Bingham McCutchen

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : September 22, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is the latest law firm to explore a merger with Boston-based Bingham McCutchen. While Bingham lacks a Florida office, Morgan Lewis has maintained a Miami office since 1977.

Drinker Biddle Prepares for Leadership Transition in 2015

Gina Passarella 
and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Longtime Drinker Biddle & Reath Chairman Alfred W. Putnam Jr. will hand over leadership of the firm next year to his second-in-command, executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, a number of sources have confirmed to The Legal.

Worker Fired Over Nerve Stimulator, EEOC Claimed

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

On July 23, 2012, a laborer, whose suit was filed on behalf of plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was hired by MPW Industrial Services Inc., a provider of industrial cleaning, facility management and labor support services, in Dravosburg, Pa.

Pa. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Electronic Voting Machines

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 11, 2014

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments as to whether electronic voting machines that do not produce simultaneous paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code.

Evolving Compliance Regulations Impact Scope of Due Diligence

George Benaur, David Dixon and Jonathan Lenzner : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2014

New regulatory developments are likely to increase the level of due diligence that U.S. companies need to conduct on their international product and worker supply chains.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Foreign Judgments Invalid Until Parties Invoke Recognition Act

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Following federal case law interpreting two statutes on the enforcement of foreign and out-of-state judgments, the state Superior Court has ruled that a foreign judgment cannot be valid without first being recognized by state courts.

George Benaur

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton

Alexis M. Aloi

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton

New Leaders of the Bar 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2014

The lawyers profiled in these pages are those that represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Litigation Increasing Along With Need for Price Certainty

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 22, 2014

Corporations are showing an increased willingness to enter into or fight litigation than they were a few years ago, but only if their law firms can be very specific when it comes to the cost, Pennsylvania litigators have said.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fired Broward Public Defender Strikes Back Disputing Howard Finkelstein's Account

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : July 17, 2014

A former Broward public defender disputes the circumstances of his firing for alleged hate speech toward Palestinians.

Law Firms Bill Flat Rates for E-Discovery Management

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : July 10, 2014

Flat rates for e-discovery services are becoming more popular as firms accumulate more project data.

Firms Beginning To Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 09, 2014

How one firm negotiated a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : July 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Firms Beginning to Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2014

As many firms continue to grapple with how to manage their clients' e-discovery needs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has used its analysis of years' worth of discovery data to negotiate a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

How to Protect Client Data From Government Spies and Other Miscreants

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : June 24, 2014

Cybercriminals and the government may have access to your firm's confidential client data.

In N.Y. Lateral Talks, Pa. Law Firms Selling Size, Cost-Benefit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2014

A certain subset of Pennsylvania's law firms this month have looked to grow their nascent New York offices by focusing on core legal strengths while capitalizing on what they say is a strong interest in the lateral market from lawyers at both larger and smaller firms.